Human Resources

Pipe Worker

Open until filled; First Review 9/18/2021
$26.489 - $27.925

Installs pipe, pipe fittings, valves, fire hydrants, and appurtenances in the Transmission and Distribution Division of the Water Department.  Digs out for thrust blocks, hydrant settings and fittings.  Carries heavy materials such as concrete blocks, thrust pads, valve box materials, valves and fittings to the job site.  Operates sledge hammers and other hand-operated breakers and power equipment such as pipe saws, grinders and chain saws.  Loads pipe and other material onto trucks.  Uses large pry bar to push pipe joints together; pick to break out asphalt and hard dirt; and a jackhammer to break concrete, asphalt, streets and drives.  Pours concrete for thrust blocks, driveways, sidewalks and other projects.  Pulls and turns key for opening and closing valves.  Operates crew trucks and other vehicles as required.  Performs other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent.  Experience in the installation of pipe, pipe fittings, valves and fire hydrants desired.  Must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License.  Must obtain knowledge of the department’s manual of safety regulations, guidelines and programs within three months.  Ability to read and interpret valve plat, operate mobile radio equipment and communicate with the public and co-workers over the radio or in person.  Skilled in the use of manual and pneumatic hand tools.  Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. 

Physical Demands: Ability to climb in and out of confined spaces; shovel and dig; and bend and/or lift 75 lbs., plus or minus 25 lbs. 

Typical Working Conditions: Outdoor conditions of extreme heat and cold and varying weather conditions.   Hours of Work:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 

Drug testing

Background check

In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.

United Steelworkers Bargaining Unit Position.

Apply online at or by visiting the 2nd floor of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050.  First consideration given to City of Independence Steel Worker Employees. 

Position open until filled.  First review of applications - September 18, 2021.


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